Senior Category Manager – Communities

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 10/01/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £58,262 - £71,207 per annum


The Role

Camden is looking for an experienced Senior Category Manager to transfer their strong procurement and commercial expertise to our organisation and to also ensure the delivery of a high quality approach to procurement.

As a Senior Category Manager you will lead the delivery of procurement programmes to improve outcomes for residents and support the achievement of the Council’s savings target. You will also have leadership responsibility across Camden for a specific strategic procurement approach (e.g. the implementation of new procurement legislation, or delivering social value through procurement).

As part of the procurement management team, you will help to lead and shape the procurement section and ensuring an approach from the procurement team which reaches out into the organisation to deliver a flexible and robust service. Driving the achievement of Camden’s financial strategy and procurement’s delivery of the Camden 2025 Plan ambitions will be key aspects of the role.

About you

The successful candidate will ideally hold MCIPS certification or equivalent relevant number of years’ experience working within a professional / commercial procurement environment. You will have demonstrable technical knowledge and experience of managing procurement projects within the Communities directorate to include development and regeneration, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the procurement Regulations.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of managing the procurement and negotiation of complex and business critical contracts and services in line with public sector legislation and Council Contract Standing Orders.

You will have substantial experience of developing and delivering organisational-wide procurement strategies and/or policies within development, construction and regeneration. You will have a proven track record in leading, managing and developing staff whilst working effectively with a range of professionals in service areas, demonstrating excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to apply

To apply for this job please send your CV and supporting statement to  In your supporting statement you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job description. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Closing dates for applications: 02 February 2020

Interviews to be held: TBC

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

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